I am a Local Conservative Councillor representing the residents of Alamein Ward and the Leader of Test Valley Borough Council.
I was elected in 2007 and re-elected in 2011 and 2015. I was born in Hampshire and have lived in Andover all my life. I graduated from University in 2006 with an honours degree in Politics. I have had experience in industry and have worked for an affiliate marketing company and Barclays Asset Finance. I now work for a Member of Parliament. I joined the Conservatives in 2003 and have been active ever since, campaigning across the country.
In my spare time – I love watching football and I'm a Season Ticket holder at Southampton FC (somebody's got to do it).
Before I became Leader of the council, I was the Corporate Portfolio Holder on the Council's Cabinet. I was previously Vice-Chairman of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee (OSCOM), which scrutinises decisions made by the cabinet. I also chaired the Budget Panel which is a sub committee of the main OSCOM, focusing on matters relating to the budget. Before this I chaired the Leaders Panel & the Environmental Services Portfolio Panel. I have also served as a school governor for Smannell & Enham Primary School.